realign

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verb re·align \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn \

Definition of realign

transitive verb
:to align again; especially :to reorganize or make new groupings of

realignment

play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of realign in a Sentence

  1. We had to realign the text to fit it on the page.

  2. The car's wheels were realigned.

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First Known Use of realign

1899



REALIGN Defined for English Language Learners

realign

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verb

Definition of realign for English Language Learners

  • : to change the position or direction of (something) slightly usually in relation to something else

  • : to organize (something) in a different way


Law Dictionary

realign

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transitive verb re·align \ ˌrē-ə-ˈlīn \

legal Definition of realign

:to make new divisions or groupings of; especially :to regroup (one or more litigants) to reflect the true arrangement of interests in a suit
Note: After examining the ultimate interests of the parties involved in a suit, the court might choose to realign the plaintiffs and defendants so that, for example, one of the defendants becomes a plaintiff.

realignment

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